The Tech Insights series is a spin-off
hugely successful The NextWomen DWEN Interview Series, which profiles female business
The interviews were so popular that we are creating a new series, speaking to experts in the DWEN community about hot technology topics. Forthcoming articles will cover Social Media; Mobility; Data Management & Security.
This first article shares the knowledge of Cloud experts Daniela Gomes and Jane Silber.
Gwendaline Mazzara meets the Editor of ITVNews.
During the East African famine outbreak last year, Deborah Turness had a thought: rather than send a team of reporters to Kenya and back, like every news organisation, why not keep them there to give viewers an unfolding, episodic account from the children’s ward? This bold move resulted in dramatically increased public donations and demonstrates why Deborah is currently the UK’s youngest and first female editor of network news.
In 2011, she was the only journalist invited to the Buckingham Palace State Banquet for President Obama; later that year, she was named one of London's 1000 most influential people.
Winner of numerous awards, she has presided over a series of world exclusives, including video of the arrest of the London bombers.
She is currently Editor of ITVNews, the brand of news bulletins produced by world-renowned multimedia company, ITN, for British television network, ITV.
The NextWomen Career Theme: Computer Science
For this month’s theme, we will be interviewing a number of women from around the globe who have reached the top of the world’s most prestigious and/or male dominated professions. This is the story of Jennifer Tour Chayes, Distinguished Scientist, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Microsoft Research New England and Microsoft Research New York City.
The NextWomen Career Theme
If you’re going to launch and build a thriving business, Daring Greatly will be your secret weapon. That’s why we’re thrilled to feature this interview with the one and only Dr. Brené Brown, courtesy of Misty Gibbs, Founder of our partner site Empower Lounge!
In case you’ve been living on a small remote island, Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.
The NextWomen Career Theme: Science
For this month’s theme, we will be interviewing a number of women from around the globe who have reached the top of the world’s most prestigious and/or male dominated professions. This is the story of Monica Pepe-Altarelli, a top scientist at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland.
After completing her physics university studies in Italy, Monica worked at CERN, first as a Research Associate for the Rutherford Laboratory in the UK, then as a research physicist for the Frascati National Laboratory of INFN and finally as a CERN staff.
CERN is an international organization whose purpose is to operate the world's largest particle physics laboratory. It is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web. CERN's main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research - as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN following international collaborations.
Monica participated in the NA32 experiment on hadronic production of charmed particles at the CERN SPS, in the ALEPH experiment at LEP and in the LHCb experiment at the LHC, which is being used to investigate the decays of B-particles (particles containing b-quarks).
The NextWomen Career Theme: Marketing
For this month’s theme, we will be interviewing a number of women from around the globe who have reached the top of the world’s most prestigious and/or male dominated professions. This is the story of Jaleh Bisharat, one of Silicon Valley’s most respected marketing executives, currently the VP of Marketing at oDesk, the world's largest online workplace.
Jaleh Bisharat has an impressive history of growing startups into vibrant brands that inspire passion in their customers, as well as inspiring other businesswomen through her mentorship. She currently leads marketing at oDesk, the world's largest online workplace. At oDesk, Jaleh helps to raise global awareness of online work -- encouraging businesses to find the talent they need on demand, and professionals to love the way they work, whenever and wherever they want via the Internet.
Before joining oDesk, she served as Vice President of Marketing at companies including OpenTable, Jawbone, and Amazon.com, also serving on the Board of Directors at OpenTable and Homestead Technologies. Jaleh was recently featured on Bloomberg TV, following a blog post about the challenges women face in balancing career and family. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard-Radcliffe and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
The NextWomen Career Theme: Engineering.
For this month’s theme, we will be interviewing a number of women from around the globe who have reached the top of the world’s most prestigious and/or male dominated professions. This is the story of Marianna Tessel, Vice President of Engineering at VMware.
Marianna Tessel is the Vice President of Engineering at VMware, where she leads the Ecosystem Engineering team responsible for strategic planning and engineering engagements with VMware's rich partner ecosystem.
Before joining VMware in 2008, she served at Vice President of Engineering at several large to medium-sized technology companies leading the development teams driving Enterprise Software innovation.
From 1995-2001 she led organizations responsible for developing mobile OS and later on voice applications at General Magic, leading to state of the art voice services with millions of users, such as OnStar. Marianna moved to Ariba in 2001 to transform their product platform that would enable on-demand SaaS delivery of their infrastructure and common services.
The NextWomen Career Theme: Law.
For this month’s theme, we will be interviewing a number of women from around the globe who have reached the top of the world’s most prestigious and/or male dominated professions. This is the story of Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.
Baroness Helena Kennedy is a barrister, broadcaster, and member of the British House of Lords. She is an expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues and has received many honours for her work. Current chair of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists, she was the Chair of the British Council and Chair of the Human Genetics Commission.
She recently produced a report for the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Human Trafficking in Scotland and was a member of the Government Commission on a British Bill of Rights. She is the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Institute of Human Rights.
Starting a business is an undertaking fraught with risk, and for most of us entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs-to-be, we didn't take a class called "Starting a Business 101." The truth is, starting and growing a business is part science and part art, but if there is "science" that can be learned, wouldn't you want to avail yourself of those opportunities, especially if those opportunities included capital?
Public and private sector opportunities exist for learning business basics and many are offered at little or even no cost. You certainly need not have a formalized business degree or an even more expensive MBA to make it as an entrepreneur. But it does help to have some familiarity with the fundamentals of starting and operating a business and that is exactly what these programs teach.
Best of all, there are programs designed to educate, mentor and even finance women.
Guest article by Gene Miller, COO of Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL). Part of The Next Women Social Entrepreneurship Theme.
It’s not often that one can say this about a job, but I feel truly blessed to be working with Families United in Educational Leadership (FUEL). From the day I stepped through the door, it has been a thrilling (though not always easy) ride. I truly believe that FUEL is making a positive difference in the lives of many low-income families and I am delighted to be part of it.
To understand why I am so excited about being here, you need to know a bit about my background and a bit about FUEL. By my early 30s (hard to believe that was about 25 years ago!), I had a successful career as an executive vice president in the finance industry. In banking, I experienced the excitement of big sales and large-scale transaction closings. When my bank was consolidated with another one, I was able to parlay my experience into a series of senior-level consulting assignments that allowed for more flexibility while raising my three children during the following 14 years.